NSW – Skilled Visas for Medical Professionals

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Medical Professionals

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member of nominated by a state or territory government. To found out if you are eligible and the process for the visa, please refer to our Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-Tested) Stream page.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visas for Medical Professionals

Unlike the 189 visa, both 190 and 491 visas require skilled workers to be nominated by a state or territory government. The main difference between these two visas is that the 491 visa is a temporary visa (5 year validity). Skilled workers will have a pathway to permanent residency once they live and work in regional area for 3 years. For more information, please visit our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.

New South Wales

Subclass 190

  1. Your occupation is on the NSW Skilled Occupation List below – Medical Professionals List
  2. Must be living in NSW and either:
    – have genuinely and continuously live3d in NSW for the past 3 months OR
    – be employed in a long-term capacity in NSW in you nominated (or closely related) occupation (min. 20 hours per week)

Must have a minimum 3 years of deemed skilled work experience for all occupations within the same ANZSCO unit groups if identified below

NSW Skilled Occupation List – Medical Professionals List

Occupation

ANZSCO Unit Group Offshore

Work Experience

Medical Imaging Professionals 2512 N N/A
Occupational and environmental Health Professionals 2513 N N/A
Pharmacists 2515 Y N/A
Dental Practitioners 2523 Y N/A
Occupational Therapists 2524 N N/A
Physiotherapists 2525 N N/A
Other Medical Practitioners 2539 N N/A
Midwives 2541 Y N/A
Registered Nurses 2544 Y N/A
Psychologists 2723 Y N/A
Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists 4112 Y N/A
Diversional Therapists 4113 Y N/A
Enrolled Nurses 4114 N At least 3 years closely related work experience

Subclass 491 – Stream 1) Living and Working in Regional NSW

  1. Your occupation is on the NSW Stream 1 Combined Occupation List – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. Must be living and working in your nominated occupation in a designated regional area of NSW for the past 12 months (min. 20 hours per week)
NSW Stream 1 Combined Occupation List – Medical Professionals
Occupation
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211)
Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212)
Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214)
Optometrist (ANZSCO 251411)
Retail Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251513)
Chiropractor (ANZSCO 252111)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611)
Emergency Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253912)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913)
Ophthalmologist (ANZSCO 253914)
Pathologist (ANZSCO 253915)
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist (ANZSCO 253917)
Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311)
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)

Subclass 491 – Stream 2) Recently Completed Study in Regional NSW

  1. Your occupation is on the NSW Preferred Region’s Occupation List – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. Have completed study in the past 24 months where you are eligible to claim points for “Study in Regional Australia” and your qualification is assessed as closely related to your nominated occupation

Subclass 491 – Stream 3) Skilled in an Occupation Required in Regional NSW

  1. Your occupation is on the NSW Preferred Region’s Occupation List – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. Live in an Australian state or territory (*offshore applicants are now eligible to apply under Stream 3, but the likelihood of being invited is very low)
NSW Preferred Region’s Occupation List – Medical Professionals

Region

Occupation

Central Coast Retail Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251513)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Central West Retail Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251513)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Far South Coast Chiropractor (ANZSCO 252111)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611)
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112)
Emergency Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253912)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913)
Ophthalmologist (ANZSCO 253914)
Pathologist (ANZSCO 253915)
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist (ANZSCO 253917)
Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Far West Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Hunter Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Illawarra Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Mid North Coast Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Murray Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Northern Inland Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211)
Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913)
Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311)
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399)
Northern Rivers Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Orana Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211)
Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212)
Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214)
Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311)
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Riverina Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913)
Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413)
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399)
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411)
Southern Inland Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211)
Optometrist (ANZSCO 251411)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417)
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311)
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399)
Sydney Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513)
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511)
Medical Practitioners nec (ANZSCO 253999)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421)
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499)

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